MIKEL JANIN - Batman Original Art Now Available!
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As Batman gets ready for the big day...
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...we celebrate this momentous occasion with some fantastic new artwork, and BIG NEWS (hint, hint) from superstar artist MIKEL JANIN!


For starters:  We have just added a bunch of Mikel's best interior pages from Batman 41-44!  For those of you who may be unfamiliar with how Mikel prefers to work, here is a brief introduction to his artistic process:

Mikel's interiors are created digitally - first with a digital layout which is then inked - and then further rendered with graytones and some color before the final production files are sent off to DC.  The end results are often breathtaking to behold, and are truly unique works of art in their own right. 

His original interior artwork offered here consists of a unique original print of the final production file for each published page.  The artwork is annotated by hand, and is signed & numbered ("1/1") by Mikel along the bottom edge and accompanied by our Certificate of Authenticity.  Several samples are included below for your review.
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She said YES!!!!!!!!


In addition, Mikel's digital covers are available as a large format (18 x 24) full color fine art giclee print suitable for framing.  Cover monoprints are also signed and numbered ("1/1"), and issued with accompanying dual-signed COA. 

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And now, for that BIG NEWS that we hinted at earlier:  In coming weeks we will have not one, but TWO original (traditionally drawn pen and ink) Batman covers available from Mikel!  These would mark only the SECOND and THIRD of Mikel's many Batman covers that have been drawn by hand!  Keep an eye out here for more on this - we will be sending another announcement out as soon as the first cover image is officially solicited online.
 
As always, thanks for looking!
 
Court Gebeau
www.comiconart.com

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May want to specify in the title the artwork is not original, but digital. Originals can't be reprinted, so there's a very stark difference. Cheers and best of luck w/ the sale.

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Hmm...well, it's pretty clear in the description that the work is created digitally.  That doesn't mean it's not "original", though - since there was no art, and now, POOF, here it is!  This is the original artwork that was used to create the comic book.  Each monoprint is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art.  It's not "traditional" art....but then, that doesn't mean it's not original.  The people that are buying these pages up are fully aware of exactly what they are getting.

For your reading pleasure:  http://withdigitaleyes.com/what-is-an-original-digital-print/

This is the direction the industry is moving now.  DIgital art is becoming more and more prevalent.  If you only want to collect "traditional" art because you feel that it's somehow more REAL, that's fine - but please don't discount an artist simply because they work digitally.  Pretty soon, you may just have to discount everyone.

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Yes, yes. It is one of a kind (errrr, see below.) It is collectible (similar to one-off photo "gallery" prints, installation prints, proofs, and other multiples in the fine art and photography world.) Janin is beyond talented and those are gorgeous pieces. But the difference can be summed up in one little phrase--

CMD-Z (or CTRL-Z if you are on Windows!)

The Undo feature is not something a traditional artist can rely on. And that's why a beautiful hand-crafted piece of OA will always be valued higher and more coveted. There is no parachute.

From an OA collecting POV, digital one-off prints are the artist trying to have their cake and eat it too. From a print-collecting POV, these are interesting and exclusive (and should be priced more in line with the print market.)

But what happens when one of these covers is licensed to art.com officially via DC for reproduction on any paper or canvas size of your choosing, with logo? Then, we are into this territory-

https://thomaskinkade.com/education/editions/

In any case, it will be interesting to see how the secondary market responds to all of this. Janin, as an extremely talented mainstream Bat-artist, is in a unique position to try this experiment.

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2 hours ago, jjeanius said:

Hmm...well, it's pretty clear in the description that the work is created digitally.  That doesn't mean it's not "original", though - since there was no art, and now, POOF, here it is!  This is the original artwork that was used to create the comic book.  Each monoprint is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art.  It's not "traditional" art....but then, that doesn't mean it's not original.  The people that are buying these pages up are fully aware of exactly what they are getting.

For your reading pleasure:  http://withdigitaleyes.com/what-is-an-original-digital-print/

This is the direction the industry is moving now.  DIgital art is becoming more and more prevalent.  If you only want to collect "traditional" art because you feel that it's somehow more REAL, that's fine - but please don't discount an artist simply because they work digitally.  Pretty soon, you may just have to discount everyone.

I didn’t discount the artist. Perhaps you share that sentiment and that is why you jumped to that conclusion, but I do not.

I merely made note that your subject line should be clarified, as you’re posting non-original art in an original art forum. As someone with an extensive background in print making and design, I assure you I can easily replicate the prints being sold to be indistinguishable from the original print, down to the very paper texture selected. Not very original. 

As a rep, it would be in your benefit to handle communication with potential buyers better. It’s not respectful to the interest of your artists to flare up at your buyer base and lose them, as you have here. 

Good luck. 

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13 hours ago, BCarter27 said:

The Undo feature is not something a traditional artist can rely on. And that's why a beautiful hand-crafted piece of OA will always be valued higher and more coveted. There is no parachute.

 

There has always been an "undo" feature - with pencils, the eraser - with inks, whiteout.  It might be faster with CTRL-Z (and the time-saving aspect is usually the biggest selling point when an artist chooses to work digitally) - but there has always been a parachute.  And at the end of the day, regardless of what tools you are using - either you can draw...or you can't.  An infinite number of "do-overs" won't change this fact.

 

13 hours ago, BCarter27 said:

 

But what happens when one of these covers is licensed to art.com officially via DC for reproduction on any paper or canvas size of your choosing, with logo? Then, we are into this territory-

https://thomaskinkade.com/education/editions/

Thanks - this is an interesting point that I hadn't thought of.  Obviously, we can only control what is produced on our end....but the potential availability of cheap reproduction prints would obviously be a detractor when they look exactly the same as the official artist-produced monoprint.

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